Clarke wants ruthless edge
Michael Clarke insists Australia will need to be at their best to defeat England in the upcoming one-day international series.
Australia arrived on English soil last weekend ahead of a warm-up match against Leicestershire on Thursday and will go into the five-match series as the best ODI side in the world.
It promises to be an intriguing encounter against an improving England side, with the focus set to be on the two pace attacks. England fans will get a closer look at highly-rated fast bowlers Patrick Cummins and James Pattinson, who are set to feature in Australia's attack in next summer's Ashes.
Clarke has called on his side to be ruthless and says he is excited by the challenge of facing England in their own conditions.
"We are the number one ranked team in the world but we haven't been consistent as we would like as a team - and that's our goal," said the Aussie skipper.
"We have a lot of talent in our squad and some new faces ... and we are looking forward to performing and having some success against England in their own backyard.
"It looks like they've been playing some really good cricket against West Indies, so we are going to have to be at our best."
The series begins at Lord's on June 29.